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2001 Ford Explorer Question: Mechanic says car needs transmission

 

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, Birmingham, AL, December 31, 2010, 12:56
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The O/D light came on just in normal driving and mechanic says to replace transmission.

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    Visitor, December 31, 2010, 13:08

    When the OD light comes on and flashes there is a problem in the transmission. It could be something simple like a bad selenoid or major transmission problem. Take it to a transmission shop that has a good reputation, and have the transmission codes read. This will telln you what cost you are looking at.

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    , December 31, 2010, 14:25

    The mechanic did not tell me the code but said it would cost $2200.00-$2400.00

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    , December 31, 2010, 16:48
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    The diagnostic trouble codes go a long way to help the technician diagnosing a transmission concern, but keep in mind, if the technician removed the transmission pan and found heavy metal debris from some of the many moving components, a replacement or over-haul is still necessary. A failed $3.00 washer in a transmission could come apart and take out thousands of dollars of components. I recommend asking questions as to why the shop come to the conclusion and what other options are available.

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    December 31, 2010, 23:05
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    what is trans doing

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    January 01, 2011, 00:34
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    Definitely worth a second opinion...

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